F1 » 'Professor Sid' dies at 84


F1 doctor Professor Sid Watkins, best known for spearheading the sport's safety campaigns, has died at the age of 84.

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Liam48 - Unregistered

September 12, 2012 11:10 PM

This is such a sad day for not just Formula 1 but for Motorsport in general.

Professor Sid Watkins has been an absolute hero and a great asset to Formula 1 and done so much for driver safety. Formula 1 wouldn't have been the same without him.

Now it's time for him to join his friend Ayrton Senns to finally go fishing in the sky.

R.I.P. Professor Sid Watkins gone but never forgotten.

Taipan

September 12, 2012 11:10 PM

What a shame, a wonderful man.

He once said the most satisfying moment of his career was twice starting Mika Hakkinen's heart and performing a cricothyroidotomy at the side of the track at Australia '95.

Cheers Sid, thanks for everything you did, you made F1 a better place.

Leon Heames - Unregistered

September 12, 2012 11:18 PM

Vale Prof, A true gentlemen in every sense of the word...I'm sure all the greats will be somewhere with you now and at the front of the line will be Ayrton and Roland. RIP

DGAS - Unregistered

September 12, 2012 11:28 PM

A hero who many a driver owes their lives too. He along with DR Steve Olvey of Indy/CART really turned motorsport in general into a much safer sport. His legacy will always be remembered and appreciated. Rest in Peace Professor Sid.

DiabloBoy - Unregistered

September 12, 2012 11:37 PM

What an absolute tragedy. The motorsport family has really lost a member of high importance. What a beautiful smile Sid had, we will never forget you and what you did for formula one. Say hi to Roland and Ayrton for us!

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